Cabins: Salkantay to Machu Picchu
3 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
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Nuestras cabañas se encuentran a lo largo del famoso camino inca Salkantay - Machu Picchu, Nuestro servicio Incluye 4dias/ 3noches desde el recojo de su hotel en Cusco hasta dejarlos en Aguas Calientes. Contamos con 3 albergues de Montaña, Incluimos sabrosas y nutritivas comidas locales, pero las preferencias vegetarianas de otro tipo están bienvenidas. Todo lo que necesita es un cambio de ropa. 200 $ USD por 4 días y 3 noches de alojamiento y comida.

The space

Refugios Salkantay is a team of families living along the Salkantay route. There is no travel agency or middleman operating the company. We are people from the area who will interact with you directly in order to bring you the highest quality service. We will show you how our culture, traditions, and ancestral history work in harmony with the flora and fauna of the area. The more you understand our way of life, the more you will feel a part of who we are. The trek is safe and not difficult. Without a guide, all you need to pack is a change of clothes. We are happy to provide all the information you need.

Guest access

Day 1: We will pick you up in Cusco and take you by car to the first cabin. In order to get you acclimated, you will hike to a gorgeous glacier lagoon, a four hour hike. Then, you will rest in the comfortable cabins and enjoy the incredible views!
Day 2: We will wake you up at 5:30 am so that you can have breakfast and start the trek at 7 in the morning. This is the longest day during the trek. You will hike 22 kilometers and an average of nine hours. If you do get altitude sickness, it is not a problem, we will send a horse to help you get over the pass
Day 3: You will walk 15 kilometers in roughly five hours. Later, you will bathe in the best hot springs of the Cusco area.
Day 4: You will walk roughly five hours to Aguas Calientes.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We are happy to help!

Interaction with guests

It includes Horse and mule driver to carry things in the most difficult stretch Day 2, (Soraypampa --Salkantay Pass

Other things to note

We provide private lodging in Soraypampa, Chalway, and Inca Trail Llactapata (Lucmabamba) . Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are included so that you only need a small backpack. You don’t need a tent, sleeping bag, or heavy pack. We will take care of everything, ensuring an efficient and flexible service. More importantly, you can expect a personalized, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $97 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

Be careful with horses.
for being a path where people walk about 50 or 150 people every day in high season and low season.
the agencies require horses to transport tourists and their equipment.
we recommend. care during the walk. with the horses.

respect nature.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Kori User Profile
August 2017
Flor and her family were absolutely AMAZING! We were so happy with our choice to trek with them out of the many many options out there! They accommodated our special dietary needs and every bump along the way. If I ever do this trek again I will most definitely consider doing it with them again! Loved it!!!

Connor User Profile
May 2017
My friend and I had an absolutely incredible time trekking the Salkantay with Refugios! Eating local cuisine, sleeping in local homes, and hiking over 4580m with an excellent guide made this trip unforgettable. We can't thank Flor enough for this amazing experience!!
Refugios Salkantay User Profile
Response from Refugios Salkantay:
Thank you To trust, in our work For enjoying our food and our culture
May 2017

Cody User Profile
August 2015
This is as authentic of an experience as you're going to get hiking in the Andes toward Machu Picchu. Flor and her team are very welcoming and kind and provide dinner, breakfast and lunch (on two days). A word of caution though: There is no 'guide', so to speak. You will hike by yourself (or with other groups) most of the day. The most difficult day, you'll be hiking roughly 10-12 hours by yourself through a mountain pass. It's grueling, but the views are incredible and make it work your while. I would definitely recommend Refugios Salkantay for anybody who wants a genuine experience. It's not for the pampered though.
Refugios Salkantay User Profile
Response from Refugios Salkantay:
es para nosotros, una alegría que hayan compartido, con las distintas familias en el Salkantay. gracias todo lo mejor para ustedes.
August 2015

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2015
Edwin is very thorough and communicates very well to inform you what to expect. Because this trek is an unguided experience, Edwin has a network of people who communicate continuously, knowing clearly when one guest leaves each leg of the trek to reach the next. All accommodations are rustic, but comfortable, and give a truly explorative experience.

Melodie User Profile
August 2016
Nous étions seulement deux à faire le trek. En effet vous êtes aidé le deuxième jour avec un guide et un mulet pour monter à 4600m, néanmoins passé le cap vous êtes seul. La descente est tout aussi ardue. C'est un trek assez difficile, c'est sympa d'être sans guide mais c'est aussi dangereux si vous n'êtes pas un habitué des treks de haute montagne et être sportif ne suffit pas. La plupart des agences qui proposent de trek le font avec un groupe de 20personnes, un guide qui ouvre la marche et un qui la ferme, et des porteurs surtout. Avec l'altitude et le dénivelé c'est très dur de porter les sacs, résultat nous avons dût trouver des porteurs pour nous aider (payer de notre poche en plus). En ce qui concerne les hébergements en effet les lits sont confortables et l'accueil très sympathique. Les repas sont complets et il y a une douche chaude dans tous les logements (ce qui est un luxe en trek et au Pérou). Le premier refuge est vraiment très joli. Et la dernière nuit avec Esther et Freddy dans la plantation de café est vraiment sympa! Également à savoir le prix du trek n'inclu pas le billet d'entrée et le bus pour le machu pichu, compter donc un peu plus de 100$ par personne, et la nuit à aguas caliente n'est pas incluse non plus. Bilan : les refuges sont sympa mais si c'était à refaire je demanderai à être accompagnée, car nous avons eu quelques frayeurs et nous étions clairement trop chargée. Prenez le minimum vital et passez au moins 4jours à Cuzco pour être acclimaté!

Arantzazu User Profile
October 2015
Muchas gracias a toda la familia Espinoza (Flor, Marino, Mercedes, Edwin) y a Manuel (Chaullay) por el formidable alojamiento, la deliciosa comida y el amable trato. Ha sido una experiencia muy buena, recorriendo lugares preciosos y disfrutando de la compañía de los lugareños. Recomendaría para hacer este trekking, cambiar la noche de Santa Teresa por una en Lucma Bamba, para hacer todo el recorrido a pie y realizar la etapa de Llactapata. Con un nivel físico medio creo que podría hacerse de la siguiente forma: Día 1: Mollepata- Soraypampa (opcional laguna Tacarhuay) Día 2: Soraypampa- Chaullay Día 3: Chaullay- Lucmabamba Día 4: Lucmabamba- Aguas calientes
Refugios Salkantay User Profile
Response from Refugios Salkantay:
fue un gusto para mi familia haberte conocido una mujer que ama las montañas un ejemplo a seguir GRACIAS
October 2015

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Refugios Salkantay User Profile

My name is Edwin Espinoza Sotelo, I am from Mollepata Peru where the famous alternative trek to Machu Picchu begins, Salkantay. I have been sending people on this route for years with my horses and with my friends as guides, cooks or arrieros. In 2012 my family and I began to construst small cabins along the Salkantay route. Living in the Mollepata region I was lucky enough to meet Nathan Heald who invited me to Climb Salkantay with him. Although I had hiked the pass for years, being my backyard and all, this was the very first time I would put on crampons and use a pick axe. It took us three years and many attempts to conquer this amazing but difficult Apu. Apu Salkantay! From here on out I have been climbing every mounatin in the Salkantay and Ausangate region. I been trekking and climbing these mountains for three years with Nathan. I have worked closely for 8 years now with SAE South American Explorers Club Cusco, and have been supplying excursions for Backpackers La Boheme for more than three years. I work very closely with Bill and Nic, who run Bill and Nic´s House on airbnb in Cusco and have been sending me backpacking trekkers for years, they also run an adventure agency called Haku Expeditions which are all inclusive which I help them with all the logistics on the route Salkantay.

This is a family run business. You will meet my father, Marino Espinoza, my mother, Mercedes Sotelo and my sister Flor De Maria Espinoza Sotelo. We all work together very closely to provide you the best and richest expierence on Salkantay. We help you to have an amazing trek and avoid the need for any kind of agency intervention. My father may be your horse guide or cook or maybe he will just hang out and chat with you before you leave Mollepata. My mom will cook you a great breakfast before you leave and my sister will help organize everything and give you the ride of your life in the back of our truck if you would like transport to Soraypamapa. We are a local family who love helping people do Salkantay on their own.
We run this cabin trek on a continuos basis and have had great success. We can´t wait to meet you.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

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